Nicholas Genes is the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He posted a great piece about the problems facing EMR adoption—government regulation, concerns about efficiency, etc.
He finishes on a high note: We’re savvy shoppers and we demand a good product before we buy it.
His thought makes a double entendre, though. Of course, doctors are savvy shoppers who want to buy a helpful software product. But it’s a savvy nation of healthcare shoppers who increase the demand for that software.
Yes, savvy shoppers are one free market win. But the second win will be concierge medicine operating tech-savvy, too.